Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game at Barclays Center. The Bucks bring their 14-game win streak into Brooklyn as they face the Nets for the 3rd time this regular season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Things have settled down for the Nets since trading away Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and it doesn’t look good right now. After getting destroyed 131-87 at the hands of the Chicago Bulls in their first game since the break, they put up a fight against Atlanta on Sunday, but in the end Trae Young scored the game winning jumper from up close for the Nets’ 4th loss in 5 games.
Turning things around against the hottest team in the NBA probably won’t happen, but these Nets have been very unpredictable over the past several weeks. The head-to-head record also doesn’t do them any favors, they’ve got just 2 wins in the last 8 played vs the Bucks, while covering the spread twice. Ben Simmons remains out of the line-up, so it will be up to the likes of Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie to carry the team.
Speaking of injuries, the Bucks received some good news ahead of tonight’s game with superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo being cleared to play following minor hand and quad injuries. Even without him, this team performed really well beating Chicago, Miami and Phoenix in their last 3 outings, so adding Giannis will further improve their chances.
In their last 8 games the Bucks have covered 6 times, they are also on a 7-game win streak vs Eastern Conference opponents. Jrue Holiday proved he is a top 3 two-way player in the league with a monster 33 point, 5 assist performance in the win over the Suns this weekend. Milwaukee’s win streak is the longest by any team in the NBA this season, with a somewhat favorable schedule I wouldn’t be surprised if it reached 20 in a row.
The Nets won the last meeting by 18 points, but I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on that result as they had Durant, Irving and Simmons in that game. Neither of those three are playing for them tonight, so I expect the Bucks to come out swinging here. Take Milwaukee.
Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
These last couple of weeks have shown us why exactly the Bucks are the best team on defense in the NBA this season. Their last 4 of 5 opponents have been held to just 101, 99, 100 and 106 points with 3 of them being playoff bound teams. That tells you all you need to know about this team, they are relying on the defensive end and doing the dirty work to win games.
A offensively limited team like the Brooklyn Nets could have a hard time scoring, they just had 87 points in a road loss at Chicago and have failed to crack the 100 point mark twice in their last 5 games. The under has been a popular bet in Bucks games lately with 5 of their last 7 games cashing. On the road they are a whopping 8-21 on the O/U this year, with their last 5 of 7 visits to Brooklyn also ending under I think backing that bet is a must for this game.